Synonym of incisive

Alternative for incisive

Adjective

Direct and forceful
keen penetrating sharp acute trenchant perspicacious piercing razor-sharp astute clever insightful intelligent perceptive rapier-like sharp-witted shrewd analytical canny concise discerning percipient clear crisp pithy punchy quick smart succinct argute heads-up sapient bright profound on the ball to the point intuitive quick-witted wise judicious discriminating savvy sensitive sagacious subtle brainy brilliant ingenious observant alert deep whip-smart thoughtful knowing fine sage rational long-headed genius ready responsive critical penetrative prudent suss pawky enquiring understanding searching quick off the mark quick on the uptake probing clear-sighted clear-eyed nimble inquiring resourceful streetwise knowledgeable adroit aware razor-edged knife-like tuned in exquisite analytic good cunning inquisitive sensible fast supersmart delicate artful accurate ultrasmart inventive far-sighted calculating crafty wily politic finely honed exceptional gnostic hardheaded heady erudite hard-boiled agile foxy sharpened deft visionary dexterous hyperintelligent cute nimble-witted dextrous precocious vigilant razor-like intellectual sharp as a tack thorough awake conscious not born yesterday ear to the ground knows what's what in-depth enlightened sharp-sighted media-savvy open-eyed downy far-seeing whiz enterprising sly einstein sophisticated questioning razor sharp handy proficient accomplished reasonable gifted discreet insighted wise to sophic cerebral imaginative appreciative prescient cagey skilful cagy learned tactical farsighted complex skillful exacting intriguing ratiocinative detailed experienced powerful apt strong fly examining pointed exploratory researching investigative intense curious interested keen-witted worldly-wise steely acuminous heightened precise exact witty not missing a trick finely tuned having smarts nobody's fool smart as a tack quick on the trigger knowing how many beans make five well-developed well-honed with all one's wits about one cognizant sentient cultured able refined cultivated capable informed alive fastidious mindful thinking receptive creative witting selective talented familiar acquainted active educated abreast apperceptive versed conversant ware scholarly worldly apprehensive quick-thinking cognitive mature careful apprised well-informed artistic competent wide awake tasteful reasoning particular original observing logical fussy sensatory finicky aesthetic masterly choosy sensorial sensory inspired nice finical picky urbane adept seasoned sensile feeling practical reactive wired unprovincial persnickety polished mental intent emotional perceiving seeing esthetic all there well-read with it having been around in the know versant wary innovative cluey responsible cosmopolitan enthusiastic academic discriminatory skilled expressive animate attentive familiar with bookish extraordinary cautious expert demanding lively hep scrupulous acquainted with consummate pernickety comprehending crack slick spirited sussed cool knowledgeable about poetic vigorous watchful squeamish faddish dainty ace master choosey well informed well read well educated deviceful brisk fussbudgety finicking meticulous quick on the draw au fait with hotshot faddy clued-up sensitive to well versed in well informed about au courant well up on no stranger to old-maidish au courant with genial hard to please genned up on on the beam plugged in in on down with impeccable diagnostic philosophical reflective foresighted differentiating reliable beady hawklike adult dependable minute umbrageous irritable impressible easily affected unstable turned on to ticklish oversensitive touchy touchy feely supersensitive tense hung up high-strung nervous susceptible precarious emotionable impressionable hypersensitive psychic tricky eloquent elite swift PDQ prompt lettered sprightly circumspect psychological egghead mincing mentally keen qualified arty bright-eyed and bushy-tailed grown-up virtuoso star up-to-date up innovational elaborate trailblazing innovatory fertile originative Promethean effectual effective slippery frugal smooth pioneering level-headed schooled literate scientific mercurial curt intrapersonal instructed highbrow together abreast of practiced informed about into hip sensuous with-it tuned-in street-smart street smart tutored widely read as sharp as a tack having fancy footwork live living thought intellective very smart susceptive moving with great knowledge well-taught having a good head on one's shoulders know how many beans make five having no flies on thinking outside the box smart as a whip practised in practised skilled in proficient in apprised of at home with experienced in at home ambitious adventurous energetic brain elevated figurative elegant symbolic flowery graceful discriminative venturesome nifty sentimental breathing self-aware sensate flesh-and-blood recognizing noticing aggressive discriminational differential kept posted up to speed on plugged into up to date on perfect in clued up on cognizant of au fait beautiful recognising admiring supportive able to recognize in the right mind capable of feeling full of feeling learning sympathetic select individualising eclectic opinionated individualizing choicy forward tasty first-rate phenomenal selfish materialistic grasping blasé privy appraised hot wizard remarkable worldly-minded avaricious greedy covetous pleased recognizant clued with good taste disenchanted callous hardened uptown self-centered power-loving mondain unprincipled opportunistic self-centred switched-on commendatory applauding complimentary favorable positive respectful approving friendly approbatory top-notch top-drawer alive to grounded sensible to sensible of alert to well versed in the ways of the world worldly wise been around have the goods top-hole ahead of one's peers class act out of the ordinary have smarts old beyond one's years got it shining at advanced for one's age certain encouraging regardful sure up with conversant with hip to cooperative considerate cordial satisfied favourable generous affectionate clued in on ware of in the picture hep to on to in the know about up to date with up to date up on inflexible puritanical prim pure prudish stuffy pedantic proper punctilious prissy perfectionist nitpicking overdelicate overparticular overnice hypercritical Victorian strait-laced difficult to please schoolmarmish over-particular impossible to please nit-picking nit-picky

Adjective

Harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
acerb acerbic acid biting caustic clear-cut cutting drilling laconic mordant sarcastic sardonic satirical scathing severe slashing tart terse sharp stinging trenchant bitter mordacious astringent vitriolic keen pungent acrimonious corrosive piercing virulent venomous harsh acrid critical acidulous penetrating devastating acidic snarky satiric pointed searing vicious cruel scalding barbed waspish nasty withering spiteful hurtful smart-mouthed smart-aleck smart-alecky scornful savage razor-edged catty wounding acute fierce blistering malicious sarky derisive polemic hostile unkind mocking unsparing poignant ferocious rancorous scorching rapier-like poisonous truculent telling mean aggressive dry cynical callous stern abrasive disparaging rude brutal ironic unfriendly contemptuous grim vindictive forceful salty hard stringent polemical abusive emphatic peppery extremely critical rough snappy hateful disrespectful ironical witty pithy tongue-in-cheek brusque ridiculing chaffing burlesque churlish overwhelming overpowering piquant austere controversial malevolent strict exacting highly effective contentious rigid rigorous offensive corroding burning snappish snippy testy acetose short unpleasant disapproving provocative salt exciting racy stimulating resentful malignant argumentative disputatious malign acetic tonic strong vigorous despiteful scoffing wry sneering forthright driving clear bad envenomed maleficent splenetic malefic crisp explicit powerful distinct effective blunt stabbing vituperative antagonistic potent unequivocal edgy double-edged evil-intentioned crushing accurate venomed pertinent derisory meaty meaningful insightful right-on insinuating short-and-sweet legit pregnant backhanded taunting razor-sharp clever implausible ridiculous defiant contradictory exaggerated backbiting alert arrogant jibing atypical twisted uncomplimentary curious spicy quick-witted boiled down irreverent in a nutshell on the nose right to it on the button laid on the line calling a spade a spade parodying Hudibrastic Rabelaisian lampooning humorous spoofing paradoxical spoof farcical bantering unblunted heartless merciless violent unrelenting edged pitiless sadistic belittling ruthless wanton cold-blooded sour tangy jeering zesty carping vinegary snide ornery irascible evil aromatic scurrilous zingy contumelious hot pert derogatory unsympathetic savoury needling saucy spiced savory fiery twitting captious snarling cussed zestful disdainful weisenheiming inhospitable irritating smarting acidulated pernicious curt acetous ill-natured disillusioned angry squint-eyed pervasive cold highly seasoned comfortless suffocating stifling unsweetened viperous sly nauseating sickly nauseous lively cloying fetid subtle baleful nippy humiliating colourful mephitic tough denigratory deprecatory inconsiderate mortifying droll tasty seasoned foetid bellicose wise deprecating sourish tartish stinking rich flavoursome appetizing insensitive vitriolous pugnacious militant impertinent spirited briny flavorsome flavorful insulting painful distressing inimical wrathful unwelcoming confrontational combative sparkling appetising bleak punchy belligerent warlike adverse uncongenial alien adversary adversarial grievous sharp-tasting unsociable unpropitious contrary intimidating surly antipathetic jaundiced negative unreceptive sharp-tongued colorful dour scrappy excruciating uncomfortable discomforting with a kick forbidding vehement prejudicial sound ill-tempered bad-tempered coruscating shrewish absinthian amaroidal absinthal smart vengeful bilious wicked mischievous acidy sharp-worded thoughtless ungracious sulphurous sulfurous skeptical cynic misanthropic suspicious unbelieving misanthropical pessimistic upsetting crabbed stiff demeaning hypercritical censuring condemning cursing soured green industrial-strength menacing grudging hate-filled dripping with malice effluvial grating odoriferous nosey whiffy effluvious sceptical unfeeling annoying galling highly flavoured rotten distasteful tactless inappropriate dirty destructive viperish toxicant vinegarish heady dismissive supercilious superior blasting degrading slighting vulgar highly-seasoned flavourful spiky gruff unpalatable unsavory flavorous sapid dripping venom full of spleen full of gall accidentally on purpose insolent depreciating pejorative snubbing blighting unsavoury yukky yucky well-flavored deadpan fragrant flowery slanderous discrediting affronting libellous libelous blasphemous defamatory hard to take full of contempt rubbing the wrong way sharp-flavoured uncivil repulsive discourteous waggish apathetic fresh difficult sweet zippy trying disagreeable matter-of-fact straight-faced low-key quietly humorous poker-faced dissolvent erosive oxidizing anti-alkaline disintegrative bleaching rusting eroding foul sombre dire somber intemperate heavy inclement oppressive awful harrowing straitened wretched agonizing tortuous spartan scabrous agonising disastrous sober unendurable calamitous inexorable solemn grave burdensome hardhanded inhuman rugged wild oxidising eating away

Adjective

(of writing) Relatively brief in extent
short brief concise succinct terse little pointed rapid hasty hurried quick aphoristic compendious crisp decreased apothegmatic clipped compact small compressed diminished summarised summarized summary condensed ephemeral epigrammatic lessened sententious unprolonged compendiary curtailed shortened swift truncated contracted decurtate economical precise sparing abbreviate breviloquent laconic synoptic curt curtate pithy thumbnail abbreviated abridged bare perfunctory transient boiled down cut short not protracted in few words short and sweet to the point cut to the bone in a few well-chosen words in a nutshell monosyllabic capsule telegraphic elliptical elliptic sharp snappy witty trenchant gnomic brusque abrupt gruff blunt tart neat clever finely honed lapidary potted lean limited snippy fast memorable catchy summarizing summarising tight amusing piquant quick-witted forceful meaningful expressive pungent ingenious significant cogent telling apophthegmatic meaty acute honed effective cutting short-and-sweet well tuned in well-chosen words rude snappish exact close cryptic clear-cut taut down to brass tacks abstracted edited shorter cut reduced outline economic epigrammatical trimmed pruned shrunk cut down cropped precised cursory synopsized bare-bones concentrated marrowy pared down snippety recapped compacted precipitate rehashed run-down distinct controlled comprehensive cut-down constricted telescoped straightforward epitomised epitomized uncommunicative shortened form short and to the point run-through slimmed-down encapsulated axiomatic making a long story short edited down censorious judgmental pretentious abounding critical disapproving well structured slimmed down skeleton essential censored digest sketch expurgated bowdlerized stripped down bowdlerised rough unceremonious brisk direct offhand uncivil bluff discourteous impatient cavalier downright brusk churlish short-spoken harsh surly no-nonsense impolite ungracious crusty off impetuous matter-of-fact crude

Adjective

Forceful, or having an immediate impact
punchy forceful effective animated dynamic enthusiastic impressive powerful strong vigorous vivacious zestful cogent compelling convincing dramatic eloquent influential passionate persuasive striking telling aggressive authoritative effectual forcible graphic great irresistible moving potent vivid in-your-face zappy pithy succinct terse hard-hitting explicit detailed expressive clear illustrative lively pictorial picturesque descriptive uninhibited realistic lucid shocking lurid rich startling colourful delineated visual photographic well-drawn highly coloured definite unequivocal lifelike perspicuous colorful full concrete well delineated well expressed distinct well drawn well defined comprehensible intelligible stirring precise figurative leaving nothing to the imagination evocative stimulating meaningful energetic graphical arresting emphatic interesting revealing imaginative touching impactful suggestive poignant scintillating fascinating memorable artistic symbolic pictographic haunting pregnant indicative affecting significant pointed definitive exciting true to life inspiring inspirational pivotal motivating articulate efficacious swayful alluring masterful motivational efficient impelling capable able purposeful successful material imposing far-reaching unusual characterful distinctive narrative eye-catching bold chocolate-box pleasant reminiscent bright redolent faithful unforgettable authentic sharp resonant remindful invigorating racy noticeable emotive resonant with remindful of envigorating refreshing active theatrical fresh illustrated calling up crucial crystal clear instrumental scenic representational rousing speaking fluent provocative guiding enticing seductive true-to-life sketched engraved etched seen portrayed pictoric painted illustrational pictured marked-out outlined blocked-out diagrammatic traced depicted iconographic competent fateful formative monumental useful swaying central responsible contributory decisive controlling encouraging momentous operative consequential robust inducing critical considerable animating sharply-etched coherent authoritarian rational reasoned pertinent sufficient credible plausible on the ball weighty logical puissant reasonable vehement unanswerable grand charming mighty direct theatric histrionical trenchant sound graceful well-founded important relevant acute well founded well reasoned performant satisfying powerhouse high-powered emotional intense meaning charged ardent sympathetic revelatory allusive inspired visionary indicating emotion indicating feeling demonstrative deeply felt understanding pathetic full of emotion thoughtful representing open warm ingenious easy-to-read full of feeling spirited brilliant mobile communicative sensitive alive indicating tender masterly showy representative silver-tongued responsive signifying

Adjective

Based on sound reasoning
trenchant strong compelling effective cogent convincing clear coercive persuasive powerful salient sharp unmistakable effectual firm indubitable influential telling assured authoritative categorical efficacious forceful impressive intelligent lucid plausible sound urgent valid weighty conclusive pertinent unequivocal clear-cut well founded well-founded well-defined well-established crystalline formidable definitive forcible satisfying great material evident unambiguous decided infallible insightful relevant ingenious undisputed incontestable emphatic distinct intuitive obvious potent irresistible credible rational unanswerable reasonable decisive reasoned eloquent solid coherent logical puissant well reasoned incontrovertible compulsive suasive unassailable reliable satisfactory articulate meaningful significant moving punchy powerhouse mighty irrefutable undeniable substantial insistent orderly systematic methodical apt momentous well-grounded consequential consistent justified inducing apposite convictive fitting pithy well organized steamroller constraining titanic punch virile stringent take-charge elemental take-over gutsy electric likely coming on strong ball of fire probable believable verisimilar assuasive colourable true-to-life trusty possible trustworthy believeable acceptable hopeful faithful presumable realistic dependable carrying conviction swaying authentic efficient capable striking able impactful sufficient successful energetic expressive important enthusiastic on the ball exciting imposing charming hard-hitting direct aggressive theatric histrionical graceful vehement acute vivid performant dramatic grand high-powered

Adjective

Having great influence on the result of something
decisive crucial significant critical final influential conclusive important momentous deciding key major pivotal absolute definite definitive determining forceful authoritative chief fateful imperative imperious paramount prime principal trenchant vital certain decided settling crisp fatal peremptory settled litmus test unambiguous unequivocal sure clear positive explicit unquestionable clear-cut firm guaranteed concrete unmistakable unarguable manifest obvious express univocal patent proven black-and-white specific assured convinced cut-and-dried confident straightforward recognized audible well-marked pronounced visible undubitable bold well-grounded silhouetted stated full ringing forthright clean-cut vivid recognised known distinguishable graphic well-defined noteworthy palpable tangible minute sharp severe black and white hard and fast cut and dried not vague clearly defined crystal clear as plain as daylight as plain as the nose on your face undeniable irrefutable incontrovertible incontestable indisputable indubitable beyond question categorical unassailable convincing beyond doubt ultimate plain true unanswerable irrefragable evident inarguable accurate watertight undoubted beyond dispute demonstrable unchallengeable clinching not in doubt airtight genuine precise accomplished compelling last beyond a shadow of a doubt demonstrative undebatable accepted acknowledged self-evident uncontroversial apodictic transparent actual emphatic real confirmed verifiable factual unconditional exact supreme observable reliable infallible concluding closing finishing ending set necessary established nailed-on unerring undisputable hard unimpeachable sure thing predestined establishable destined open and shut undisputed essential determinant telling unqualified correct unquestioned unchallenged uncontested marked perfect determined determinative sound flat-out straight out double-checked nailed down right as plain as a pikestaff no mistake ascertained authentic valid fixed flawless staring one in the face confirmable provable safe good proper veracious not in question having down pat dead-on spot-on on the money bang on on-target spot on shaping responsible causal evaluative defining unshakable developmental foundational formative constructive seminal creative unequivocable surefire uncontestable material credible plausible dinkum foreordained inevitable doomed impregnable invincible irresistible tyrannous admitted dogmatic arbitrary persuasive cogent powerful well-proven well grounded well founded stone cold irrebuttable ironclad overwhelming odds-on apodeictic impressive authenticating no two ways about it unlucky grave trustworthy not disputed freely admitted no ifs ands or buts frozen sealed determinate flat inexpugnable hard-and-fast stable validating there are no two ways about it all sewn up as sure as eggs is eggs salted away on ice nof ifs ands or buts can bet on it serious in the bag stirring gripping exciting culminating hair-raising riveting central dramatic peak climacteric apocalyptical action-packed thrilling apocalyptic completing downright state-of-the-art limiting terminating complete terminal right on fit on target on the ball so matter-of-fact on the nose bull's-eye dead on legitimate just so on the button crowning climactical climatical implicit faultless errorless tacit implied virtual veridical unfabled detailed meticulous canonical climactic unacknowledged faithful de facto without error word for word straight official unrefuted error-free that's a fact literal no ifs ands or buts about it authenticated objective real-world substantial certified bona fide attested believable real-life inescapable demonstrated realistic effective validated substantiated verified existent certifiable revealing resolving irrefrangible irrevocable all out what you see is what you get most influential

Adjective

Bitingly or humorously intelligent in nature
smart witty cheeky clever facetious flippant ingenious pointed adept mischievous sarcastic sassy smooth agile apt bantering bold brazen droll flip fresh highbrow highbrowed humorous jocular nifty nimble quick-witted saucy sharp cool cute insolent jesting quick ready smart-aleck smart-alecky tongue-in-cheek whimsical smarty-pants pert wise funny playful jokey amusing irreverent comical offhand glib frivolous joking waggish comic jocose ridiculous blithe dismissive joshing lippy entertaining chucklesome light-hearted lighthearted diverting farcical ludicrous impertinent cocky laughable disrespectful campy rude impudent superficial carefree casual brassy inane inappropriate roguish wisecracking satirical silly gay wry lively hilarious breezy merry ironic crazy wacky dry camp pleasant flighty sardonic impish precious cutesy mincingly clever fun putting one on pulling one's leg not serious foolish indecorous punning jolly riotous uproarious jovial comedic humoristic hysterical zany priceless killing risible absurd sidesplitting hysteric antic teasing shallow irresponsible insouciant thoughtless overfamiliar ribald sportive mirthful side-splitting rib-tickling too funny for words tongue in cheek original jocund ludic cheerful puckish sparkling cheery blithesome laughing sunny frolicsome gleeful festive epigrammatic piquant brilliant happy flakey good-humoured good-humored daffy flaky joyous boffo joculous fanciful gagged up for grins scintillating sharp-witted bright penetrating screaming keen piercing slapstick intelligent high-spirited arch unserious in jest in fun spirited sly delightful enjoyable pixieish prankish tricksy scampish pixy pixie leprechaunish rascally devilish knavish wicked elvish rollicking pleasing engaging as a joke to tease snappy for a laugh gelastic light naughty elfin flirtatious interesting good-natured eccentric pixyish clownish beguiling novel cheering gratifying pleasurable charming gladdening lightweight nimble-witted elfish mysterious agreeable gut-busting enchanting odd preposterous quirky quaint snazzy tactful profound racy cutting quick on the draw quick on the uptake cut up off-the-wall oddball kittenish jaunty clowning bubbly gamesome recreative hysterically funny crack-up riot quizzical laffer frisky sprightly capering a card loony jerky goofy fool dippy a scream fool-headed nutty fool around batty killingly funny a hoot gump dizzy screwy goofus crazy shtick Mickey Mouse a caution a laugh trivial trifling full of life happy-go-lucky wanton fun-loving recreational fun-filled animated chipper

Antonym of incisive

incisive Idiom, Proverb

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